2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Lingamfelter
Encourage Resource Mgmt Plans (language only)

Item 364 #8h

Item 364 #8h

Natural Resources
Department of Conservation and Recreation


Page 362, after line 40, insert:

"Q. The Department of Conservation and Recreation shall convene a stakeholder group consisting of, but not limited to, designees of the Secretary of Natural Resources, the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, the Virginia Agribusiness Council, the Chesapeake Bay Commission, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to examine the funding, training and resource needs for, and explore new incentives for, additional implementation of Resource Management Plans pursuant to § 10.1-104.7-10.1-104.9, Code of Virginia.  The stakeholder group is directed to conduct their review and make recommendations to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than October 1, 2017."


(This amendment establishes a stakeholder group to find ways to incentivize broader usage of Resource Management Plans with a report to the General Assembly by October 1, 2017.)